How do i know if its my temperature sensor, or heating elemnet that isn't working?
HI. You can administer a simple continuity test on the element to confirm failure. A burned out element will show no continuity, when measured. As for the sensor, A simple resistance test can confirm functionality in this case.
The most common oven sensor should be approximately, 1100 ohms when at room temperature. The others may be close to as follows:
100°F - 1143 ohms
200°F - 1350 ohms
300°F - 1553 ohms
350°F - 1654 ohms
400°F - 1753 ohms
500°F - 1949 ohms
If the sensor resistance is lower than 1100 ohms, This will confirm that the sensor is faulty. If it is higher than 1949 ohms, this will confirm failure, as well. replace it in this case.
Dec 22, 2009 |
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